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Foster, A. (2014). Thinking Space: Promoting Thinking about Race, Culture and Diversity in Psychotherapy and Beyond edited by Frank Lowe. The Tavistock Clinic Series; series editor: Margot Waddell. Published by Karnac, London, 2014; 266 pp; £26.99 paperback. Brit. J. Psychother., 30(4):547-550.

(2014). British Journal of Psychotherapy, 30(4):547-550

Thinking Space: Promoting Thinking about Race, Culture and Diversity in Psychotherapy and Beyond edited by Frank Lowe. The Tavistock Clinic Series; series editor: Margot Waddell. Published by Karnac, London, 2014; 266 pp; £26.99 paperback

Review by:
Angela Foster

Twelve years ago Frank Lowe created ‘Thinking Space’, a seminar open to all in the Tavistock Clinic with the task of promoting ‘thinking about race, culture, and diversity in psychotherapy’ (p. 2). His clarity of purpose is applauded by Fakhry Davids, who in his Foreword notes Frank's ‘inner strength and quiet determination’ in pursuing a ‘difficult, not to say daunting, task’ (p. xix).

This book, a selection of presentations made to ‘Thinking Space’, is both a celebration of the project and a timely and important addition to psychoanalytic literature. Although some of the papers have been published before, by placing them in what appears to be a carefully selected sequence the reader is taken on a journey of exploration (which may well replicate the experience of the ‘Thinking Space’ seminars), and provided with theoretical material and clinical vignettes which gradually build on each other: a sort of awareness training that can then be applied to practice. As such it is an important book for both psychoanalytic practitioners and trainees.

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